Training of most NPs still being done 'on a shoestring'18 May 2017
Nurse practitioner training shouldn't still need to rely on goodwill and keep facing funding uncertainty, say NP training providers.
Pilot NP interns from Kaikohe to Invercargill now registered and working17 May 2017
Eighteen graduates from the pilot fully-funded NP training programme are now registered and starting work as NPs – half of them in primary health care.
Tripling of NP registrations in one year17 May 2017
Increased support for the NP role and streamlined registration processes contributed to 77 new NPs being registered last year – more than triple the rate of previous years, says the Nursing Council.
Pregnancy, poverty and persistence: A postgraduate study reality check29 November 2016
Shiftworking postgraduate students falling asleep at the wheel and queries about breastfeeding on block courses. Dr MARK JONES* recently had his eyes opened to the constant and complex juggle that is postgraduate study when he temporarily filled the shoes of his nursing school's postgraduate programmes director.
Snapshot survey shows nurses missing out3 October 2016
About 30 per cent of postgraduate nursing students are self-funding their studies a snapshot survey has revealed.
NP training scheme gets funding for another year2 August 2016
News of a funding extension for a pilot nurse practitioner training programme is being welcomed as another sign of the NP movement gaining momentum.
Passing of nursing education pioneer19 May 2016
Dr Judith Christensen, one of the pioneers of New Zealand nursing education, died this week aged 73. She was New Zealand's first nurse to gain a PhD in nursing and back in 1973 was the founder of one of the country's first nursing schools based outside of a hospital.
New voice for Pacific nurses14 April 2016
Helping strengthen the voice of Pacific nurses in New Zealand is one aim of the new Pan Pacific Nurses Association launched last night in Auckland.
Kiwi nursing schools make top world rankings23 March 2016
Nursing schools worldwide have been ranked for the first time in a global university survey with two New Zealand university schools making the top 100.
NP training pilot oversubscribed5 November 2015
Nearly 50 would-be nurse practitioners have applied for just 20 places in the first dedicated NP training programme.
Top nurses honoured by NZNO16 September 2015
A Christchurch women's health nurse inspired by her mother's cancer death and a nursing professor specialising in interprofessional practice and perioperative care have received NZNO's top award.
Stalled nurse endoscopy training to make fresh start18 August 2015
A second attempt to get nurse endoscopy training underway – to help boost the colonoscopy workforce prior to introducing national bowel cancer screening – is set to start in 2016. An attempt at fast tracking nurse endoscopist training was announced in mid-2014 by then Health Minister Tony Ryall. Training was due to start early 2015 but was stalled and recently a second start date was set for 2016.
NP training programme gets green light30 July 2015
The long awaited go-ahead has been given to piloting a dedicated training programme for 20 would-be nurse practitioners in 2016.
"Curiouser and curiouser": Is it time for a fresh look at the NP role?9 March 2015
OPINION: The perpetually curious ANDY McLACHLAN (an Auckland cardiology NP) wonders about sharks in swimming pools and whether it may be time for a fresh look at the nurse practitioner role
Voluntary bonding dropped for surgical ward nurses, opened up to PHC4 February 2014
New nurses working in surgical wards will no longer be eligible for the voluntary bond scheme.
Broader NP scope out for consultation10 December 2014
Nurse practitioners could better evolve their practice to meet community needs if a proposed generic scope of practice goes ahead, says Nurse Practitioners New Zealand chair Jane Jeffcoat.
October 2016 Vol. 16 (5)
Self-funding: snapshot survey shows room for improvement
PROFESSOR JENNY CARRYER reports on a snapshot survey of how many postgraduate nursing students currently self-fund their studies.
August 2016 Vol. 16 (4)
Career path: clinical nurse specialist (trauma)
“Get a master’s degree” is the single most important piece of career advice, believes clinical nurse specialist KATRINA O’LEARY, who discovered her love of study on arriving in New Zealand and is now contemplating her PhD.
Starched cuffs to university caps: one nursing leader's journey
After nearly 50 years in nursing and 35 years in nursing education JUDY KILPATRICK is set to retire at the end of the year. The self-declared “happy chappie” talks to FIONA CASSIE about a lucky career spanning starched cuffs, life-threatening illness and major milestones for the nursing profession.
Nursing education: freeing up nursing to make a difference
Nursing Review looks back with recently retired SUSAN JACOBS on three decades of nurse education change.
June 2016 Vol. 16 (3)
Q & A with Professor Annette Huntington
Professor Annette Huntington has chaired the Nursing Council and is currently deputy chair of the Australasian university nursing schools' body and head of Massey University's School of Nursing. Find out more about the former Plunket nurse's career and her favourite tipple when eating fish and chips with family and friends.
RN Prescribing just months away
The nursing sector has its collective fingers crossed that it is only months away from nurse prescribing being opened up to more than just nurse practitioners and diabetes nurse specialists, including nurses working in other long-term conditions. Nursing Review reports.
April 2016 Vol 16 (2)
Nurse researchers: creating a force for change
This year’s theme for International Nurses Day is ‘Nurses: A force for change’. Florence Nightingale was just such a force, using statistics and data to challenge practice and develop health policy. We talk to some nurse researchers about the motivation and goals of nurse research, background some researchers’ career paths and share some tips and advice for those who may wish to follow.
December 2015 Vol 15 (6)
Gaining a nursing master’s before you master nursing?
Is New Zealand ready for new graduate nurses with master’s degrees? Fiona Cassie reports on the advent of graduate-entry nursing programmes.
August 2015 Vol 15 (4)
Career path: nursing school lecturer and researcher
The eye is small and should be ‘pretty easy to learn’ thought ELISSA McDONALD but, an ophthalmology PhD later, the now nursing school lecturer knows how wrong she was.
Career path: clinical nurse specialist on NP pathway (private surgical hospital)
Nursing mentors have been instrumental in helping clinical nurse specialist JESSICA ONGLEY along her career path towards her ultimate goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.
Libraries: informing nurses anytime, anywhere
What do today’s modern libraries offer nurses who walk through their doors or, more frequently, login online? FIONA CASSIE talks to district health board librarians VIV KERR and PETER MURGATROYD.
Graduate incomes: How nursing stacks up… and falls down
How does a young nurse’s income stack up against those of his or her peers who become teachers or lawyers? Do we lose more young nurses overseas than other professions? Why does the average income of nurse graduates plateau and fall after five years? FIONA CASSIE reports on two Ministry of Education studies about young graduates’ incomes and destinations.
Postgraduate funding steady for 2016
It is now around eight years since funding for postgraduate nursing study was decentralised to district health boards.
Nurses unconvinced by positive PA evaluation
A positive evaluation of a Health Workforce New Zealand-funded physician assistant (PA) pilot in primary health has been released. HWNZ has no plans to take further steps to initiate a PA training programme but more US-trained PAs are being sought by practices and an application for regulation of the role is in the pipeline. FIONA CASSIE reports.
NETP: a decade of growth
Ten years after introduction, nursing entry to practice (NETP) programmes are now seen as the established norm but demand for places outstrips jobs available. FIONA CASSIE reflects on a decade of NETP and talks to nurses about the very first NETP intakes.
June 2015 Vol 15 (3)
Research focus on Ageing Well
Nursing-led research projects are being recommended for a share of the $14.6 million Ageing Well research challenge launched earlier this year.
August 2014 Vol 14 (4)
Postgraduate Nursing Funding for 2015
Health Workforce New Zealand was yet to set the funding pool and priorities for government-funded postgraduate nursing study as Nursing Review went to press.
June 2014 Vol 14 (3)
"India NZ’s biggest migrant nurse source""Sharp drop in NZ nurses crossing Tasman" "Record new graduate nurses registered" "NNO vision for 100% graduate nurse employment by 2018"
November 2013 Vol 13 (7)
Q&A with Dr Kathy Holloway
Find out what three wishes Kathy Holloway would ask the fairy godmother of nursing to grant and why she would like more hours in the day.
Preceptorship: a ‘three-way’ relationship
Is preceptorship working well for nurses, students and tutors? DAVID MITCHELL’s* reports on his research team’s work looking at preceptorshop of nursing students from the view of all three parties involved.
September 2013 Vol 13 (6)
Role-play winning teaching formula
Turning science into stories and mini-dramas has won Unitec nursing school science lecturer Sue White a Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for 2013. FIONA CASSIE talks to her about science, storytelling, and helping nursing students discover the scientist within.
Postgraduate funding for 2014 unknown
An announcement is expected soon about the funding and priorities for nurse postgraduate study in 2014 – and possibly, change is afoot.
April 2013 Vol 13 (4)
Nursing researchers score higher
Investing in nursing research appears to have paid dividends with the country’s nursing scholars stepping up a notch in the latest research quality rankings.
International lessons on nurse education
KATHY HOLLOWAY and BRONWYN HEDGECOCK report back on some of the themes and findings presented at the Fourth International Nurse Education Conference (NETNEP 2012) held recently in Baltimore, USA.
HWNZ: getting to the hub of the matter
Regional training hubs − what are they, and what role will they play in new graduate and postgraduate nurse education?
UCOL to launch new diploma for overseas-trained nurses
UCOL plans to fill the gap from dropping its RN-BN pathway by launching a new graduate diploma that provides a registration pathway for overseas-trained, degree-qualified nurses.
NZQA review changes overseas-trained nursing pathways
Nursing schools and the Nursing Council continue to agree to disagree over the reasons behind a review of two bridging degree programmes for overseas nurses but all say they are now ready to move on.
So you are a nurse specialist – what does that mean again?
*Kathy Holloway’s timely PhD research has helped shape New Zealand’s first national process for endorsing specialty standards. Fiona Cassie reports.*
Keeping it real simulation in education
Mannequins can now convulse, blink, pee, sweat and respond to intravenous drugs. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about simulation – both low-tech and high-fidelity.
Starship simulation – high fidelity and child actors
A busload of kids draped in bandages hop and stumble into Starship, some crying, some not. And probably some giggling, as the “injured” are not accident victims but students of a local school roleplaying to test Starship emergency department’s contingency plans.
Where to from here for post – registration education?
Inadequate and inequitable funding of nursing education has impacted on nursing’s contribution towards meeting New Zealand’s health needs, says Anne Brinkman.
Registrar-style programme proposed for NPS
The first steps to developing a registrar-style programme for fledgling nurse practitioners are being taken by the Nurse Practitioners Advisory Committee (NPAC).